The author of "Walking on Water: Black American Lives at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century" brings James Baldwin's classic "The Fire Next Time" into the post-Katrina era in this meditation on race which asks: How far have we come?

The Fire This Time 2008, Saqi Books

ISBN-13: 9780863566776

Trade paperback

The Fire This Time 2007, Melville House Publishing

ISBN-13: 9781933633244